04/21/11 During a meeting of the Plymouth School Board on Tuesday night, Angela (Angie) Mills was officially named principal for Jefferson Elementary for the 2011-2012 school year. Mills will replace Robert Remenith who submitted his resignation effective at the end of the current school year a few months ago.
Currently Mills is the Dean of Students at Lincoln Junior High.
Jefferson is the one elementary school that Mills has not worked extensively at during her eight years with the school system. She served as a substitute as a JESSE aide, student taught at both Washington and Webster, and was the Title I Reading teacher at Menominee for four yeas before moving to LJH.
Menominee Elementary Principal Michael Dunn said, “We saw the early makings of Angie’s future leadership while she was moving our reading program forward at Menominee.”
Plymouth Schools Superintendent Dan Tyree said Mills was one of 62 applicants for the Jefferson position. The applications were narrowed down to 11 following telephone interviews. Of the eleven, six were chosen to meet with parents, staff, and corporation administrators and then was named one of the final two candidates. Tyree said, “Mills shows the quality characteristics that Plymouth Schools look for.”
From 1999-2004, Mills worked with AutoCad design.
Mills was raised in the Teagarden community where she said she knew everyone by name. Her mother Tanya was a bus driver for the Plymouth Schools for many years before retiring and her father Virgil works for the N & S Railroad. Mills said, “I was the first one in my family to attend college. She credits her parents with providing the support that she needed to pursue her education. Mills passed on her love of education to her sister Lindsey who is now a pharmacist at Walgreen’s. She said, “I came from a family that values hard work, honesty, and a quality education.”
Mills said, “I am excited to have the opportunity to give back to Plymouth Schools.” “As principal at Jefferson Elementary, I will work to support students, teachers and families through team work and high expectations.” she said.
She and husband bill are the parents of two sons, Will and Aden.
She is also very involved in the community. Currently she is the President of Marshall County Reading Council, Migrant Summer Reading Program Teacher, MOPS (Mothers of Preschoolers) Treasurer, International Reading Association member, Assistant Coach for kindergarten soccer and T-ball.
Carol Anders Correspondent